Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is perhaps the most famous painting in the world. Fortunately, the work was not damaged in a “cake attack”.
A possibly confused visitor to the Louvre in Paris threw a piece of cake at the “Mona Lisa” exhibited behind bulletproof glass.
The world-famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci was not damaged in its protective display case during the attack on Sunday, a museum spokeswoman told the German Press Agency on Monday.
Police arrest man
The man was immediately arrested by the supervisory staff and taken out of the exhibition hall, and the police arrested him. The 24-year-old from a Paris suburb was taken to a psychiatric ward to determine whether he could be taken into custody. He made a confused impression. The museum filed a complaint.
The visitor first feigned a disability in order to get a wheelchair and approach the artwork, the spokeswoman explained. In this way, the museum allows people with reduced mobility to admire the main work of the Louvre. When the man was near the work of art, he threw a previously hidden piece of pastry on the display case with the Mona Lisa.
Photos and videos shared by visitors on social media showed how a worker immediately wiped the cream cake off the display case. The perpetrator appeared to be a younger man who had put on a woman’s wig. “Think of the earth, there are people who are about to destroy the earth,” the man called out, as the newspaper “Le Parisien” reported.